Active Standard ASTM D3276 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.46
Book of Standards Volume: 06.02
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Significance and Use
This guide is intended as a reference for those concerned with the inspection of industrial coating work. Many of the details covered may be in a specification for a particular project. A specification for coating projects should include the coatings to be used. A checklist for use in the field is included as an appendix.
1.1 This guide is intended as an information aid to painting inspectors in carrying out their task efficiently. It includes the key elements of surface preparation, coatings application, and final approval for both field and shop work. The items should be selected that are pertinent to the specification of a particular job. Note 1 - For additional helpful information, refer to the following documents:
Manual of Coating Work for Light-Water Nuclear Power Plant Primary Containment and Other Safety-Related Facilities
New Concepts for Coating Protection of Steel Structures
D 16 Terminology for Paint, Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications
D 4538 Terminology Relating to Protective Coatings and Lining Work for Power Generation Facilities
SSPC-PA Guide 3 A Guide to Safety in Paint Application
Steel Structures Painting Manual Vol 1 Good Painting Practice
Steel Structures Painting Manual Vol 2 Systems and Specifications
Manufacturers Specifications and Instructions (made available to the inspector for reference to special requirements for proper application)
Material Safety Data Sheets (needed to ensure that personnel take necessary precautions in handling hazardous materials). Available from Materials manufacturer.<>
1.2 Certain industries or owners may require certified inspection personnel. See Guide D 4537 for establishing procedures to certify inspectors for coatings work in nuclear facilities.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 This guide is arranged in the following order:
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D16 Terminology for Paint, Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications
D1212 Test Methods for Measurement of Wet Film Thickness of Organic Coatings
D1475 Test Method For Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products
D1730 Practices for Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Surfaces for Painting
D2092 Guide for Preparation of Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Surfaces for Painting
D2200 Practice for Use of Pictorial Surface Preparation Standards and Guides for Painting Steel Surfaces
D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
D4138 Practices for Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Protective Coating Systems by Destructive, Cross-Sectioning Means
D4212 Test Method for Viscosity by Dip-Type Viscosity Cups
D4285 Test Method for Indicating Oil or Water in Compressed Air
D4414 Practice for Measurement of Wet Film Thickness by Notch Gages
D4417 Test Methods for Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Blast Cleaned Steel
D4537 Guide for Establishing Procedures to Qualify and Certify Personnel Performing Coating and Lining Work Inspection in Nuclear Facilities
D4538 Terminology Relating to Protective Coating and Lining Work for Power Generation Facilities
D4541 Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers
D5064 Practice for Conducting a Patch Test to Assess Coating Compatibility
D5162 Practice for Discontinuity (Holiday) Testing of Nonconductive Protective Coating on Metallic Substrates
D6677 Test Method for Evaluating Adhesion by Knife
D7091 Practice for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to Ferrous Metals and Nonmagnetic, Nonconductive Coatings Applied to Non-Ferrous Metals
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standard29CFR1926.59 Hazard Communication Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://www.dodssp.daps.mil.
ICS Number Code 87.020 (Paint coating processes)